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Pictures of Wirt County


A note from the original website creator - Here are some pictures from around Wirt County. Most of these pictures are not hosted here so let me know if any links are broken. Thanks and enjoy. Mark.


Wirt County Schools
Elizabeth Grade School

This is the old Elizabeth, WV Grade School.

This is the grade school that Elizabeth Thrash (Brady) attended around 1922










Wirt County Towns
Elizabeth

This is a view of early Elizabeth with the Old Courthouse on the upper left. The picture is believed to be taken about 1865. This picture is copied from the West Virginia Archives (ID# CR160-3).

 

 

 
 
Elizabeth
 
 
 
This is a view of Elizabeth from near the water tower. This picture is hosted at Hur Herald. This site is a must read for Wirt/Calhoun News.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Little Kanawha River

More about the Little Kanawha River and its History


Little Kanawha River Map

This is a project map from the Huntington District of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Lock 5

This picture is of Lock #5 at Burning Springs. This picture is from Norma Knotts Shaffer's Calhoun County page. Anyone interested in the Little Kanawha River must visit her site, WEST VIRGINIA'S BEST KEPT SECRET, Calhoun County's Little Kanawha River Valley.





Bernadina King

This is a picture of the Bernadina King. She was the vessel that was used to move the Little Kanawha Railroad Trains across the river in Parkersburg. This picture is copied from the West Virginia Archives (ID# CR161-5).

 

 


Hughes and Little Kanawha Rivers

 

 

This a view of the junction of the Hughes and Little Kanawha Rivers. This picture is hosted at Hur Herald. This site is a must read for Wirt/Calhoun News.





Little Kanawha River

This picture of the Little Kanawha was taken 6 July 2001 at Sportsman's Park. The view is looking up river with Tucker's Creek in the right foreground.

 

 

Wells' Lock


 

 

This picture of the Little Kanawha was taken 6 July 2001 at Wells' Lock.

The view is looking up river with the lock chamber on the right.



Wells' Lock

This picture of the Little Kanawha was taken 6 July 2001 at Wells' Lock. The view is looking up river at the lock chamber door.

 

 

Frozen Little Kanawha River


 

 

This is a view of the Little Kanawha River near Burning Springs. This picture is hosted at Hur Herald. This site is a must read for Wirt/Calhoun News.

 



Wolf Pen Dip



This is an old postcard showing what I belive is Wolf Pen Dip between Elizabeth and Palestine.







Wirt County Churches


Ruble Church

This is a picture of Ruble Church from a rock climber.

Buffalo Church


Buffalo Methodist Church established in 1878 (taken July 2001).

 

 

 

 

 

Pisgah Church




This picture of Pisgah United Methodist Church was reprinted in the Wirt County Journal August 2, 2000.

 

 




Wirt County Courthouse


Courthouse

This is a picture taken in front of the old Courthouse. This postcard was cancelled at 11:30 pm November 12, 1906 in Baltimore, MD.


 

 

 

 


Courthouse

This is the new Courthouse from the left rear. This picture is hosted by Dr. E. Neale Blackwood, Jr., Pictorial History of West Virginia, A Postcard Collection.


 

 

 

Courthouse

This is the new Courthouse from the front. This picture is hosted by Dr. E. Neale Blackwood, Jr., Pictorial History of West Virginia, A Postcard Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courthouse

This is the new Courthouse from the left front. This picture is hosted on the Wirt County site on Rootsweb.

 

 

 

 

Courthouse




This is the new Courthouse from the left front. This picture is hosted on the West Virginia Web.


 

 


Honor Roll


This is a postcard picturing the World War II Honor Roll for Wirt County. It was placed just to the left of the Courthouse.